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Mako Road might just be the biggest band in NZ not on your radio. From sell-out tours to global streaming attention, they're in no hurry for that to change.
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George Berry
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No one will leave 2020 the same as they entered it. We speak to some leading figures and contributors to The Big Idea this year about what's been learned.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Music festival season is upon us - we've got your must-read guide on who to look out for and how to embrace the new generation of Aotearoa sounds.
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George Berry
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How does one household pet inspire so much creativity? We break down the Mittens effect on art, music and mental health.
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Courtney Rose Brown
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It's been a big year for Tusiata Avia. The Arts Laureate's 2020 offering is one that needs your attention, according to one of her poetry peers.
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Dominic Hoey
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The long-awaited big funds promised in the budget are finally here. We break down how Manatū Taonga's new Capability Fund works, who can apply, and get immediate reaction.
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The Big Idea Editor
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One up-and-coming filmmaker explains how he got his short into the New Zealand International Film Festival - and how you can have the same ‘executive producer’.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Bay of Plenty’s easily accessible new arts grants are encouraging NZ’s creatives to take their concepts on the road with them this holiday season.
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The Big Idea Editor
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As the end of 2020 appears tantalisingly within sight, we take a closer look at how NZ has lead the global film industry by example.
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The Big Idea Editor
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From the middle of the ocean to the Middle East, Jono Smit's creative skills are helping break down barriers and change perceptions.
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George Berry